November 2015

The Henry Luce Foundation announces its Fund for Theological Education
A faithful supporter of the work of theological education and theological schools for many decades, the Henry Luce Foundation has announced an exciting new program, The Fund for Theological Education. Through the Fund, the Luce Foundation will provide grants of up to $500,000 for theological schools as they work to develop and implement new models of teaching and learning, research and publication, leadership development, and educational program design. Read more. 
State authorization of distance education   
Schools offering online courses face a federal requirement that they seek authorization from all states in which their students reside, under the US Department of Education's State Authorization Requirement (SAR) of 2010. The consequences of noncompliance range from fines, to loss of Title IV financial aid funding, to lawsuits from students, to actions by the ATS Commission on Accrediting Board of Commissioners. Two experts field questions about the law, the authorization process, and their implications for ATS Commission accreditation. Read more. 
ATS cohosts Science for Seminaries symposium and reception at AAR/SBL: Please join us!
ATS is collaborating with the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the International Society for Science and Religion to sponsor a meeting on Friday, November 20, in conjunction with the Atlanta meetings of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature. The symposium on "Science and the Next Generation of Religious Leaders: The Science for Seminaries Project" will be from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Atlanta Hilton, rooms 206-207, followed by a reception. Read more.  
Free and open to the public with no prior registration
For professors, students, authors, publishers, religious leaders, and interested laypersons
 Six core components of successful DMin programs
Four decades after the introduction of the DMin, how is it meeting the needs of today's clergy, and what makes a successful program? Read more.  
Janice Edwards-Armstrong to retire   
As ATS regretfully says good-bye to Janice Edwards-Armstrong after eight years of service to the Association, it will launch a search for the position of director of leadership education sometime after the first of the year. Read more. 



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